How Well Will My Computer Run Toon Boom?

Hello I’m planning on building a PC too run Toon Boom Animate.

I was wondering if this good of a build this would be:

GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD Phenom II X4 925 Deneb 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor HDX925WFGIBOX (with Overclocker)

WD SiliconEdge Blue SSC-D0128SC-2100 2.5" 128GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - OEM (Will Toon Boom benefit from a SSD?)

Nvidia 8800GT Video Card (reusing this one. Toon Boom doesn’t need a good video card does it?)

4GB of DDR3 2 X 2 RAM

Also does Animate 2 take advantage of 4 cores more than Animate 1 or are neither optimized for multi-core use? Would I just be better off buying a dual core processor instead like this one?

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By looking at it, the hardware specs you have is good enough to run Animate. Yet I do not buy you idea about ‘Toon Boom does not need a good video card’. In fact, it requires good video card supporting OpenGL 2.x for fine display and fast playback which many studios are using for feature film. But 8800 (I assume 512 MB of vram) should be OK for most of the work.

Rendering is the task that really takes advantage of multiple cpu systems. Animate has a potential of using multi-thread for other tasks like for sound, but will not have a big impact on your performance based on the number of cpu’s that you have. So get quad core if you need it for other applications that are using it for the benefit.

Animate Pro on the other hand has more advanced enhancement of multi-tasking of 2 core or 4 cores. If you are looking for Animate Pro (higher-end product), you have an option to increase the thread from 2 to 4 threads for rendering on quad-core systems which gaining in performance. Going from 4 threads to 8 did not show any significant performance gain. But on very effects-heavy scenes there could be a gain.

hope this helps